Tag: mortgage planning

7 tips for mortgage after consumer proposal

February 1, 2016 | By | 5 Comments

Getting a mortgage after a consumer proposal? If you’re like most people, getting a consumer proposal feels like a big relief at first. You want to get this thing done and then move on with your life. But the moving on can become very frustrating because potential new creditors, such as when you want to […]

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Single and want to buy your first home?

January 25, 2016 | By | 4 Comments

Here’s what you need to know One of the fastest growing trends in Canada is single people buying their first home on their own, rather than waiting for a partner.  According to CMHC, in 2011 a full 42% of owner-occupied condos housed singletons, and single person households are expected to continue growing. Are you wondering if […]

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Falling deeper into debt?

January 18, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

Debt is on the rise…  Yes, again It seems like this is the time of year when we hear a lot about household debt.  In one bankruptcy blog, the author writes that while a lot of focus has been directed at the real estate market, in 2015, consumer credit – i.e. non-mortgage debt – grew […]

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Buying a house for more than $500K? Check your down payment

December 28, 2015 | By | 5 Comments

Minimum down payment increase – what you need to know On February 15, 2016, the minimum down payment rules will be changing in Canada.  On homes purchased for more than $500,000, the portion of the house price over $500,000 will require at least a 10% down payment, rather than the current 5% down.  The minimum down payment for the first $500,000 […]

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What is a private mortgage? Another entry in the mortgage glossary

November 16, 2015 | By | 6 Comments

What is a private mortgage and why might you want one? A private mortgage is one that is offered by an individual or a company who is not a mainstream or alternative institutional lender.  The private lender is willing to lend money out to borrowers who have equity in their property, need financing for a […]

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Pay your mortgage off fast: 9 tips

July 27, 2015 | By | 3 Comments

These days of sunshine and beautiful temperatures make you think of parties? How about a mortgage burning party? Okay, I know that sounds nerdy. Still, we all know that the faster you pay off your mortgage, the more you’ll save in interest and the faster you can build wealth. Building wealth is pretty sexy, right? […]

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Fixing your credit after bankruptcy

June 8, 2015 | By | 8 Comments

Mortgages and financing after bankruptcy One of the most common situations I encounter when talking to my post-bankruptcy clients is a lack of re-established credit. With our alternative lenders, I can get good rates for people with past credit challenges, even if there’s a bankruptcy or consumer proposal in the picture, but if there is […]

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Your down payment – what you need to know

May 10, 2015 | By | 10 Comments

Down payment tips – how to prep You’ve got your down payment and you’re ready to go. Congrats!  So what’s next? Confirming the details To fulfill the conditions of your mortgage approval, you’ll need to document the heck out of everything.  It’s required by all lenders to protect against fraud and to prove that you are not […]

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